LINCOLN - Steven M. Kraft, 32, of Lincoln died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 2:08 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Visitation for Steve will be on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Peasley Funeral Home, 401 Delavan St., Lincoln, IL 62656. A rosary service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Peasley Funeral Home prior to the visitation. Additional visitation time will be held from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Peoria. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church at 10811 N. Knoxville Road, in Peoria. The Rev. Patrick Henehan and the Rev. Jeffrey Laible will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary of Wood Cemetery in Princeville.
Steven M. Kraft was born Nov. 30, 1981, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, the son of William D. and Carolyn Monser Kraft. He was united in marriage to Katie Maholovich on April 5, 2008.
Steve is survived by his wife, Katie; their sons, Lucas and Liam; his parents, William and Carolyn; one sister, Susan (Kris) Spaulding of Bloomington; two brothers, David Kraft of Urbana and Joseph (Rachel) Kraft of Georgetown, Texas; and his German "brother" Udo Pross of Germany.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Steve is a 2000 graduate of Dunlap High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois. He was currently working for the State of Illinois Department of Revenue and had previously worked for State Bank of Lincoln.
He was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Council 1250.
Steve was an aspiring author.
He loved being a husband to Katie and father to Lucas and Liam. He brought such incredible joy and humor to his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lucas and Liam Kraft Education Fund at State Bank of Lincoln, 500 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL 62656.